This book is an accessible and in depth journey through the practice of sonic materialism. Cobussen guides the reader through philosophical thinking intertwining these concepts with sonic studies to create a beautiful and innovative guide to sonic materialism in everyday life. The work is unique not only in its academic argument, which is deeply convincing, but also in the style it is written: Cobussen’s writing brings a text that will engage academics beyond sonic studies, in areas of philosophy, sociology and politics to think about the sonic, in new and engaging ways.
Dr Jacqueline Waldock
University of Liverpool
I know I’ll be listening to my kettle boiling differently now, while considering its place within New Materialism. [...] I will concede that my ears have been changed – improved – by his book. [...] It reads as an odd but intriguing dance between wordy, reference-heavy musicology and enchanted poetic response to vital, emotive things.